The Ghatam

The Ghatam is a clay pot from South India played as an instrument. One of the oldest instruments in India, the ghatam is found by other names in other parts of India. It is played with the fingers, hands, and fingernails.

The instrument is made to a specific pitch, though fine tuning is available with addition of puddy inside the instrument. Its construction is of earthen with iron, copper or brass and is further mixed with egg.